Habitat Restoration and Conservation Projects
Giving back to Nature
River of Humble Beginnings Salmon Restoration Project
This significant multi-year salmon restoration project is taking place on the Lillooet River South, with the first of three phases currently underway. This project was initiated by the Pemberton Wildlife Association in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and funded by Department of Fisheries and Oceans Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program. Matching funds and support has been provided by SLRD, Pemberton Wildlife Association, Stewardship Pemberton Society, Innergex, Ecofish, Lil’wat Nation and Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Over 35 volunteers turned out to plant trees, build fencing and construct instream structures in October 2015. Stewardship Pemberton Society was pleased to support the Pemberton Wildlife Association in their salmon restoration project and look forward to seeing the success of this project.
Sharp-tailed Snake Study
A new resident was discovered in Pemberton - the Sharp-tailed Snake. This is a red-listed species, meaning it is very rare across its range with the only other known populations located on the Gulf Islands and Southern Vancouver Island. Surveys in 2012 confirm a breeding population exists here. Stewardship Pemberton is partnering with the Provincial Recovery Team and local expert Leslie Anthony to undertake further study into this rare animal.
We are always interested in your observations, even if you have no idea what it is! If you would like to know more about something you have seen, just let us know the location and habitat, distinguishing features and a photo if possible.
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Rifle Pool Sequence
This fall Stewardship Pemberton Society worked with the Pemberton Wildlife Association and all of our fantastic volunteers who came out to lend a hand at our annual B.C. River's Day celebration. Together we installed two riffle pool sequences within One Mile Lake Park - aimed at increasing spawning habitat in the local area. Great work team!
One Mile Lake Off Channel Habitat Construction - Summer 2012